Survey of cooperative inventory games and extensions

M. Dror, B. C. Hartman

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We examine cooperative games in supply-chain management termed Inventory Games. Supply-chain management has non-cooperative and cooperative interactions between the participating players. We provide a concise survey of cooperative inventory games in the form of extensions on two basic problems. For deterministic games, Economic Order Quantity-like policies with joint replenishment are of primary interest. For stochastic games we examine Newsvendor-like centralization games and their extensions. We conclude with a short summary of a dynamic Newsvendor realization game and directions for further research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-580
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • cooperative games
  • inventory games
  • production games

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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